- This event has passed.
New Illinois: Creating a New State – 3rd Constitutional Convention
May 5 @ 5:30 pm - May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the third session of a constitutional convention for a new state. New Illinois’ Convention will be held in Quincy, Illinois on Friday evening, May 5, 2023 and all day Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Tickets including meals must be purchased in advance. The deadline is Monday, May 1. Purchase at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/newillinois/900337 . Tickets without meals may be purchased online with a deadline of May 4. Tickets without meals may be purchased at the door but will include a surcharge. Information on group hotel rates is also available at this link.
Registration will be from 3:00 – 4:15 and again at 5:00 – 5:45 PM on Friday. Social hour will be from 5:45 – 6:30; VIP reception will also be from 5:45 – 6:30. Friday evening dinner will be followed by speakers: David Shestokas, former Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney and Author of Creating the Declaration of Independence and Constitutional Sound Bites, and Diane Benjamin, government watchdog and publisher of BLN News.
New Illinois is an organization pursuing the formation of a new state. Under that umbrella, our areas of focus are representative government, government corruption, and our state’s fiscal catastrophe. For years, Illinois has been ranked as one of the top states for corruption, and Chicago has been ranked as the most corrupt city. And though the U.S. Constitution guarantees representative government in the states, in Illinois we don’t really have representative government outside of Chicago. We’re looking forward to the relevant information our speakers will be bringing to us.
Saturday will once again feature our speakers, along with an information session led by New Illinois Vice Chairman and Hancock County Chairman Larry Mulch. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. Lunch will be available. Saturday will also include a presentation on the financial considerations for a new state and the progress on the New Illinois Constitution.